finally got started on this thing.
suspened the light from the ceiling, installed 2 lights in the cabinet, a gfci, installed the power strips/timers, co2 system and started toying with hardscape.
one set back is that my t5's keep tripping the gfci. its only the second switch that has the majority of the lamps that does it. Google told me this is a common problem among reefers. So do i put a normal outlet back in or run an extension cord 3 ft to an outlet on a different circuit and risk being assaulted by the wife for having an extension cord running along the wall.